Freaky Friday Giveaway: Halloween Riddles! October 22 2010

[caption id="attachment_2960" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Photo by Jason Tromm"][/caption]In honor of Halloween coming up and the fact that it's Friday, I feel like a contest is in order for a special prize!

Earlier this week, I posted a Halloween riddle on Teaching Resource Center's Facebook Page. We have some riddle and joke aficionados out there, because it was answered pretty quickly! Today the riddle will be harder, I promise (at least, it was for me).

I'm a little embarrassed to say that I'm not very good at riddles and jokes that I don't personally write. My strengths do not include those related to spatial intelligence, I'm not very patient, and many people can answer them faster than I can.

But I love them, and I enjoy using them in the classroom. They are a welcome break during a stressful day, and provide for those spare ten minutes you weren't expecting between lessons and specials. Plus, they encourage different ways of thinking (which I clearly need), and many of them are funny - this is especially important to me, because I believe that laughter helps kids establish emotional and cognitive connections with what they're learning.

So I encourage you to go through a few Halloween riddles and jokes with your kids, offering prizes for those individuals or teams who can answer them correctly. Have kids write down their answers and submit them to you with their names on the papers - if the answers are correct, put them in a bucket and draw out of it for prizes! Consider using Halloween riddles and jokes at a center during your rotation, then have your kids write some of their own to present to the class.

Before I present the Giveaway Halloween Riddle, I wanted to at least give you some riddles to start with:

Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?
Because he didn't have any guts.

What kind of music do mummies listen to?

What's the first thing ghosts do when they get into a car?
They boo-kle their seatbelts (or "sheet"belts)

What do witches use on their hair?
Scare spray.

What do baby ghosts wear on their feet?

What do ghosts serve for dessert?
I Scream.

Today's Contest!

Answer the riddle in the comment section below and be entered to win one of our newly designed Teaching Resource Center Tote Bags!

The Riddle is: Where do you take a ghost who's backed into a lawnmower?

The Rules:

  • Enter by leaving a comment below that you think best answers the riddle!
  • One entry per person
  • The contest closes Tuesday, 10/26 at 11:59 PST
  • Each contestant will be entered and the winner randomly selected
  • Good luck!

The Winner!

The comments were tallied and the winner of the contest was randomly chosen using The winner is...Comment #5 from Brooke who said, "Take him to his mummy."

Brooke has been emailed and given further instructions for collecting her prize. Stay tuned for next week's "Make Like a Tree" contest!